Collaborative Custom Design
Some of you have always known how you want to feel in a dress for your most meaningful moments. Searching for "the one" which empowers that feeling can be an exhausting experience. Many shop visits end with the realization that no dress checks off every box.
But it does not have to be this way.
At Weilu Fresolone Atelier, we collaborate with you to bring your vision to life. By listening to your story, we take into account your concerns and discover your authentic style. We help you try on our sample dresses to unlock all the details that will look flattering on you. From guiding you on choosing the finest fabrics that will compliment your style, to offering all the technical support for the impeccable fit, you can rest assured that your custom gown will check off each and every box.
Creating magic from an initial concept to a perfectly fitted garment, starting at $5,000.
The process of making a custom dress is a collaborative and creative journey, resulting in a one-of-a-kind gown that perfectly reflects the client's style and personality.
It's essential to start the process well in advance of the event date to allow for the necessary fittings and adjustments. We recommend to start the process 10 month prior to your event.
The process begins with an initial consultation to discuss the your vision, preferences, and any specific design ideas as well as the event theme, location, and budget to ensure the dress aligns with all the factors.
A sketch that helps visualizing the final design will be presented to you and we will guide you on choosing fabrics, trims, embellishment, etc. that will work best with the design. Your measurements will be taken for your first fitting.
This typically happens 10 months before your event.
Patterns are drafted with your measurements. We cut and sew muslin for this fitting to get the correct fit and adjust details that will flatter your body shape.
We will also confirm the selection of the fabrications during this fitting.
This typically happens 7 months before your event.
The gown is beautifully crafted according to the design. Any intricate details, such as hand-beading, embroidery, or lace appliques, are added to the dress during this fitting. It's also the time to start thinking about the accessories and we will guide you on styling with your gown.
You will need your shoes for this fitting to measure the hem and design the bustle.
This typically happens 3 months before your event.
Your gown is completely finished with all the details of your dreams. We will do the last-minute tweaks to get the impeccable fit.
This typically happens 2 weeks before your event
And finally, your gown is steamed and pressed to be put on one last time before your event. You are encouraged to inspect the gown to ensure it meets your expectations before you take it home.
This typically happens 1 week before your event.
We understand that planning an event can be a time-sensitive endeavor, and we do our best to accommodating your timeline. Our team is experienced in handling expedited timelines while maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship and attention to details.
Please reach our as soon as possible if your event is less than 10 month away.
"Weilu is helping me bring my wedding dress design to life! As a designer myself I had a very specific vision I wanted for my wedding dress. I saw Weilu’s beautiful work on Instagram & knew she was the perfect fit to make my dream a reality. She is so friendly to work with, patient & cares to make her customer happy. Her work is so beautiful, will fit exactly to your body & make you feel like a million bucks! I can not wait to wear the beautiful dress we created together on my big day in September & I can’t recommend her enough to any brides to be. Thank you Weilu!!"
"As brides, we know the societal script — wedding dress shopping is full of white tulle, champagne bubbles, and shared excitement. But when I dipped my toes into it, it felt more like stumbling through an awkward conversation than anything remotely joyous. I tried on over 50 dresses from a variety of brands, and had never felt so horrible about myself. It kicked off this spiral of uncertainty—that I was on a never-ending search for a dress that not only fit, but that reflected who I was. Each gown I tried on seemed like a costume, as if I were trying on different personalities instead of being myself. As the frustration mounted, so did the pressure to invest more than I had initially anticipated."